Sunday, 30 July 2017

Batman Shadow Box Card

It was my daughter's boyfriend's 21st Birthday recently and he's a big DC Comics fan. As always time was really short, so when I spotted a DC Comics die-cut decoupage kit I thought it would be perfect for a really speedy make.

I'm quite pleased with how this turned out and will be making lots more cards with the kit as there's far more in there than I anticipated!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

Friday, 28 July 2017

Winnie in Winterland Bauble Card

Just thought I'd share another recent make using Winnie in Winterland that you may have spied on the recent Polkadoodles Create & Craft TV show.

This was a really simple make and I love how it turned out!

To make this card I simply enlarged the bauble from the disc in a word document. Printed and cut it out, then adhered it to an 8" x 8" card blank, ensuring that part of the bauble overhung the spine. It was then trimmed to size and embellished with a mix of foliage and flowers from the CD. I also added a few of the little pine cones that I made using the flower dies (tutorial here). To finish I added some glitter glue and a sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

Winnie in Winterland
Flowers 1 & 2 Dies

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Thank you fairy much!

Another quick and easy card from me today.

1.   Cut a piece of watercolour card to fit the Xcut Flower Fairies folder and then run through the Xpress die cutting machine.

2.   Scribble selected colours from the Santoro watercolour pen set onto an acrylic block. Using a water brush to pick up the pigment, carefully colour the raised images.

3.  Create a card base measuring 11cm x 14.5cm from white cardstock. Trim the watercolour card to fit the base, leaving a narrow border.

4.  Glue Anita’s Pastel Vellum on the reverse side of the image attach to the card using foam pads.

5.   Add some Craft Planet Iridescent Glitter glue to the dragonflies and fairies. To finish pop on an Anita's glittered sentiment.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Love Letters

I just wanted to share another project that I had published in Craft Stamper Magazine. This is a little mixed media folder that I created to store all the love letters that my Grandad sent to my Gran during the war.

I've used the Absolute Vintage and Wish You Were Here Stamp Sets, together with the Flower Flourish, Super Sprigs, Cherry Blossom Branch and the Door Die all from Polkadoodles.

Thanks for stopping by.

Claire x

Monday, 24 July 2017

Winnie in Winterland Snowglobe

Hi. I just thought I'd stop by today and show you this snow globe I created using the gorgeous Winnie in Winterland from Polkadoodles.

I've wanted to make a giant snow globe for ages, but have been waiting for the right image to come along. When I spotted this cute little image I just knew she'd be perfect.

If you want recreate this project, I've listed the materials at the end of this post. Below you will find a brief step by step of how it was created. If you do make your own globe or use my project as inspiration to create your own, please link back here so I can pop over to see your work.

1. Gather your supplies.

2. Die-cut the lamp post and railings from a cereal box or chipboard. I used a cereal box and glued five die-cuts together to create a sturdy piece that didn't bend or flex easily. Paint with acrylic paint. Cut a panel from vellum to create the lamp glass and glue in position. Once the paint is dry, add "snow" using modelling paste and glitter. Set aside.

3. Take a square of wet florist foam and cut it to fit comfortably inside of the neck of the bowl. Using a sharp knife, carve snow drifts into the foam. Once you are happy with the drifts, cover the foam in layer or two of Craft Planet PVA Glue and white kitchen towel. Set aside to dry thoroughly.

4. Using hot glue adhere a large marble to the centre of the jam jar lid. Cover with a layer of gesso and then acrylic paint. Once dry, glue a length of lace and some string pearls to the edge.

5. Cover the base board of the globe with patterned paper and trim with string pearls.

6. Resize Winnie  and a sentiment in your computer programme. If you are unsure of how to do this pop over to the Polkadoodles store where Nikky has a some instructions. Print out and then fussy cut the images. Add cocktail sticks to the bottom of Winnie and the lamppost (these are used to secure here into the base).

7. Paint the foam base with acrylic paint and whilst wet add a mix of faux snow and glitter. Once dry double check that bowl fits snuggly over the landscape base and then glue the landscape onto the base. Arrange the die cuts, tree and image as desired. If you are adding lights you will need to poke a hole through both bases and pass the lights up through. Arrange the lights on the tree and at the back of the lamppost.

8. Once you are happy with your arrangement, glue the globe into position. Add the jar lid.

9. Arrange a mixture of foliage and flowers to finish. I added some paper pine cones using Flowers 1 & 2 die sets (see this how to I did a while back).

I hope you like my little project and find my instructions easy to follow. If you have any questions please ask.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

Winnie in Winterland
Elegant Lamplight and Gate Die
Flowers 1 and 2 Die
Plastic Goldfish Bowl
Wet Florist Foam
Craft Planet PVA Glue
Hot Glue
Docrafts mini led lights
Docrafts Artiste Acrylic Paint - Black, White
Modelling paste
Papermania Ultra Fine Iridescent Glitter
Lace, string pearls and ribbon
Assorted flowers and foliage.
Jam Jar Lid

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Distant Dreams

Just popping on today to share a card I had published in Craft Stamper Magazine earlier in the year. I've used the Oceania clear stamp set from Polkadoodles and Distress Markers.

Thanks for stopping by.

Claire x
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